Habitat: Kolsch (Fri 12/06)

Kölsch’s 2013 genre re-­‐defining ‘1977’ is a masterpiece. A melodic autobiography on black wax and one of the most future‐facing techno albums of recent years.

Influenced by hip hop, pop and the incredible legacy of Jeff Mills and Derrick May, Rune Reilly Kolsch started producing in 1995, embarking on a string of success stories. In 2003 he released the multi-­‐million selling, saxophone‐infused ‘Calabria’, that saw collaboration requests pouring in from artists as diverse as Nicki Minaj, Shakira and Flo Rida. He then set up Tattoorecs – releasing pioneering underground tracks with no titles, just tattoos for artwork, that garnered critical acclaim and support from minimal and techno trailblazers such as Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Magda, Tiefschwarz and Ricardo Villalobos.

This appreciation of the complete musical spectrum has gifted Rune with a devotion to groove and melodics and with it the dexterity to input real creative change to the genres he reveres, not least his beloved techno.

The result is ‘1977’, a personal collection of dancefloor destroyers that are continuing to send clubs and festivals across the globe into melodic supernova.

Elsewhere he’s ripped up the airways with an acclaimed Essential Mix for Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1, delivered his incendiary soundscape to Singapore’s world-­‐renowned ZoukOut Festival, boomed his live show through the heaving basement of London’s XOYO and played the hallowed Space Terrace.

The melodic maestro is finally touring for Habitat on the eve of the release of his hotly anticipated second album – “1983”. Expect to hear some new gems when he tears down the walls at the ‘Home Of House’ Geisha on Friday 12 June.

Supported by James A, Flex, & Nuphoria

Earlybird tix on sale Wed 13 May @ midday